55 (Wessex) Field Regiment RA(TA)

The Regiment was re-designated 55 (Wessex) Field Regiment RA(TA) from 55 Field Brigade in November 1938 on a two battery basis. A third battery was raised in November 1940. It was placed in suspended animation in December 1946 and reconstituted in January 1947 as 255 (Wessex) Medium Regiment RA(TA)

3 Sep 39 45 Infantry Division Taunton, Somerset, UK
Jun 42 Guards Armoured Division UK
Jun 44 Guards Armoured Division N W Europe
Jun 45 Guards Division N W Europe

Batteries

3 Sep 39 373 (West Somerset Yeomanry), 374 (West Somerset Yeomanry)
Nov 40 373, 374, 439
1944 25 pdr, Sherman Observation Post tanks